[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#854274: lightdm: Better integration with plymouth

Laurent Bigonville bigon at debian.org
Sun Feb 5 17:22:26 UTC 2017

Package: lightdm
Version: 1.18.3-1
Severity: normal
Tags: patch


For what I can see, lightdm is stopping itself plymouth during the boot
to minimize the flickering of the screen.

That means that the plymouth-quit.service file shouldn't be started

I've attached a patch that copy what GDM is doing, I tested that on a
stretch VM and it's working.


Laurent Bigonville

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_BE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_BE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
-------------- next part --------------
diff -Nru lightdm-1.18.3/debian/lightdm.service lightdm-1.18.3/debian/lightdm.service
--- lightdm-1.18.3/debian/lightdm.service	2014-09-15 13:06:07.000000000 +0200
+++ lightdm-1.18.3/debian/lightdm.service	2017-02-05 17:10:18.000000000 +0100
@@ -3,6 +3,14 @@
+# replaces plymouth-quit since lightdm quits plymouth on its own
+# lightdm takes responsibility for stopping plymouth, so if it fails
+# for any reason, make sure plymouth still stops
 # temporary safety check until all DMs are converted to correct
 # display-manager.service symlink handling

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